Archive for the ‘SPORTS’ Category

Simone Biles: I Was Sexually Abused by Gymnastics Doctor

Monday, January 15th, 2018


Simone Biles, the golden girl of the 2016 Olympics, added her name Monday to the list of gymnasts who say they were molested by team doctor Larry Nassar, NBC News reported.The revelation came on her social…

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Olympian Aja Evans Comes From a Family of Athletes

Sunday, January 14th, 2018


On the brink of a second berth to the Olympic Winter Games, Chicagoan Aja Evans doesn’t hesitate when asked where she gets her motivation. Katie Kim reports.

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History of the American Football Dates Back to the 1800s

Saturday, January 13th, 2018


Here is the reason why the American football is commonly referred to as “pigskin.”

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Jimmy Ma Pushes Envelope in Figure Skating With ‘Turn Down for What’

Friday, January 12th, 2018


Ma spoke with NBC Bay Area to discuss why he chose to perform a hip-hop number during the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the short program instead of a typical classical rendition.

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Shaq Appointed Carnival Cruise’s New ‘Chief Fun Officer’

Friday, January 12th, 2018


Former Miami Heat star and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is joining Carnival Cruise Line’s management ranks as CFO: Chief Fun Officer.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Fifth Straight World Cup

Thursday, January 11th, 2018


The American skier is considered the frontrunner to take Olympic gold in slalom, which she won at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

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Figure Skater Snubbed From Olympic Team Despite Silver Medal Win

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018


They were the routines of a lifetime — a short program and a free program that Massachusetts resident Ross Miner had always dreamed about, especially in an Olympic year. “I could not have skated better,”…

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Pink Joining Star-Studded List of Super Bowl Anthem Singers

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018


It’s not as glamorous as the halftime show, but performers who’ve sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Super Bowl include top artists from Whitney Houston to Beyonce to Billy Joel.

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Here’s What Team USA Will Be Wearing on the Podium in Pyeongchang

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


Nike has unveiled Team USA’s podium outfits for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The collection ensures the athletes stay warm and dry in the winter elements.

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This Is What USA’s Olympic Athletes Will Wear on the Podium

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


The Pyeongchang Olympic Games are less than a month away, and American athletes are getting ready to go for the gold.And when they land on the top of the podium, they’ll be wearing intensely warm gear that was…

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Maggie Nichols: I’m Whistle-Blower in Nassar Abuse Case

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


Former U.S. national team gymnast Maggie Nichols revealed Tuesday that she is “Athlete A” — the first victim to report sexual abuse by physician Larry Nassar to USA Gymnastics, NBC News reported.Nichols,…

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Not a ‘Big Baller’: Big Baller Brand Gets ‘F’ Rating

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


LaVar Ball often gets heat for the things he says, but now he’s getting dinged for his business dealings.The Better Business Bureau has given an “F” rating to Big Baller Brand, the athletic apparel company…

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Openly Gay Figure Skater Makes US Olympic Team and History

Monday, January 8th, 2018


American figure skater Adam Rippon has qualified for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, making him the first openly gay U.S. athlete to ever qualify for the Winter Olympics.The 28-year-old Olympics rookie will be…

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Top-Searched Playoff Teams by County

Monday, January 8th, 2018


The Super Bowl is no popularity contest, but if it were the Pittsburgh Steelers would win it. Data provided by Google Trends shows the breakdown of the top-searched playoff teams by county. The Steelers captured
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Former UM Star Ed Reed Named to College Hall of Fame

Monday, January 8th, 2018


Reed finished his career with the Hurricanes with a school record 21 interceptions and five returned for touchdowns while being named a two time All-American.

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Pink to Sing ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at Super Bowl

Monday, January 8th, 2018


Pop star Pink is set to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis next month, the NFL and NBC announced Monday.

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South Florida Natives Highlight CFB Title Game Rosters

Monday, January 8th, 2018


A total of 20 players come from the Sunshine State with nearly half of those players, nine in all, come from the talent rich areas of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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3 Women Make Nigerian History With Olympic Bobsled Team

Monday, January 8th, 2018


Three women from are set to make history as the first bobsled team to represent Africa in the Olympic Games.

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Winter Is Here; Hear From Some of Team USA

Monday, January 8th, 2018


Hear from some of Team USA’s medal contenders as they get ready for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

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Jaguars Give 1K Tickets to Refugees, Displaced Puerto Ricans

Sunday, January 7th, 2018


For the Jacksonville Jaguars’ first postseason home game in nearly two decades, the franchise wants everyone to be part of the experience.

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Snowboarder Elena Hight Is Gunning for Her 3rd Olympics in 4 Tries

Friday, January 5th, 2018


The 28-year-old South Lake Tahoe native’s high flying acrobatics have landed her in two winter games, but she’s hoping for a comeback after missing out in 2014

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Speedrider Flies Down Glacier Under Moonlight

Friday, January 5th, 2018


Valentin Delluc, an extreme athlete who mixes freeskiing and paragliding, flew down the Bossons glacier in France in the dark of night with only an LED light attached to his wing.

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That Shirtless Tongan From Rio Has a Snowy New Olympic Dream

Friday, January 5th, 2018


Taekwondo specialist Pita Taufatofua is trying to mount an improbable Olympic comeback — not for the next Summer Games, but next month at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, despite representing a tiny tropical…

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Panthers’ Game in Boston Postponed Due to Severe Weather

Thursday, January 4th, 2018


The NHL announced the game would not be played and will be rescheduled for a later date

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2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games: Figure Skating

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018


Complete coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watch the games live on the NBC networks Feb. 8-25.

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2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games: Nordic Combined

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018


Complete coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watch the games live on the NBC networks Feb. 8-25.

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Why Kim Jong Un Won’t Try to Upend the Olympics: Analysis

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018


North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is not likely to disrupt the Olympic Games in February if for no other reason than he is fond of winter sports, according to experts who have studied the reclusive, nuclear-armed…

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Road to Super Bowl LII

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018


On Feb. 4, Super Bowl LII will be broadcast live on NBC

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Miami Dolphins Announce Opponents For 2018 Season

Monday, January 1st, 2018


Miami will host divisional foes the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets as normal, along with games against Oakland, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Chicago and Detroit.

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Hendrickson, Glasder Earn Olympic Spots in Ski Jumping

Monday, January 1st, 2018


A Northwest-suburban ski jumper has punched his ticket to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics by winning the United States ski jumping trials in Utah.

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